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Adjective: cathartic  ku'thaa(r)-tik
  1. Emotionally purging
    - psychotherapeutic
  2. (art) emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
    - releasing
  3. Strongly laxative
    - evacuant, purgative
Noun: cathartic  ku'thaa(r)-tik
  1. A purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    - purgative, physic, aperient

Derived forms: cathartics

See also: emotional, healthful, laxative

Type of: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Encyclopedia: Cathartic